The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Dorset with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South West > Dorset
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 60 41
Rank change year-on-year +7 -19  
Permanent jobs citing QA 11 6 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Dorset 2.29% 1.15% 5.92%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.95% 20.69% 44.58%
Number of salaries quoted 10 6 10
Dorset median annual salary £39,375 £46,250 £51,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.86% -9.75%  
10th Percentile £36,250 £29,375 £26,875
90th Percentile £44,250 £59,375 £71,250
South West median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £38,648
% change year-on-year -5.88% +9.96%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Dorset with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Dorset
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 38 29 83
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 7.92% 5.57% 13.28%
Number of salaries quoted 34 26 42
Dorset median annual salary £38,750 £32,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.23% -16.66%  
10th Percentile £31,500 £26,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £53,800 £71,250 £52,500
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Dorset.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Dorset

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Salary Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA in Dorset.

Salary trend for QA in Dorset

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Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Poole +4 5 £38,750 -8.82% 2
Weymouth - 2 £43,750 -
Wimborne - 2 £37,500 - 2
QA
South West

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Dorset region with a requirement for QA.

1 12 (52.17%) Degree
2 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (34.78%) Software Testing
3 8 (34.78%) C++
4 7 (30.43%) Linux
4 7 (30.43%) Test Automation
5 6 (26.09%) Computer Science
5 6 (26.09%) Embedded Linux
5 6 (26.09%) Selenium
5 6 (26.09%) Embedded Systems
5 6 (26.09%) Defect Tracking
5 6 (26.09%) Post-Production
5 6 (26.09%) C
5 6 (26.09%) Configuration Management
5 6 (26.09%) Software Engineering
6 5 (21.74%) Electronics
6 5 (21.74%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (21.74%) Open Source
7 4 (17.39%) Manual Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Machine Learning
7 4 (17.39%) Cucumber
7 4 (17.39%) WebDriver
7 4 (17.39%) Windows
8 3 (13.04%) C#
8 3 (13.04%) Python
8 3 (13.04%) Project Management
8 3 (13.04%) Test Strategy
9 2 (8.70%) Process Improvement
9 2 (8.70%) SDLC
9 2 (8.70%) Budgeting and Forecasting

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Selenium
2 4 (17.39%) Cucumber
2 4 (17.39%) WebDriver
3 2 (8.70%) MSTest
3 2 (8.70%) NUnit
3 2 (8.70%) Ranorex
General
1 5 (21.74%) Electronics
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Legal
3 1 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Software Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Senior Software Tester
2 4 (17.39%) Senior Tester
2 4 (17.39%) Software Tester
2 4 (17.39%) Tester
3 3 (13.04%) C Software Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) C/C++ Software Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Business Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Test Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Coordinator
5 1 (4.35%) Delivery Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Embedded C Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Graduate
5 1 (4.35%) QA Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
1 1 (4.35%) CSS
1 1 (4.35%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Computer Science
1 6 (26.09%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.35%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) Linux
2 6 (26.09%) Embedded Linux
3 4 (17.39%) Windows
4 2 (8.70%) Unix
5 1 (4.35%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (34.78%) Software Testing
3 7 (30.43%) Test Automation
4 6 (26.09%) Configuration Management
4 6 (26.09%) Defect Tracking
4 6 (26.09%) Post-Production
4 6 (26.09%) Software Engineering
5 5 (21.74%) Open Source
6 4 (17.39%) Machine Learning
6 4 (17.39%) Manual Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Project Management
7 3 (13.04%) Test Strategy
8 2 (8.70%) Business Analysis
8 2 (8.70%) Business Process Improvement
8 2 (8.70%) Process Improvement
8 2 (8.70%) Risk Management
8 2 (8.70%) Software Deployment
8 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (8.70%) TDD
8 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) C++
2 6 (26.09%) C
3 3 (13.04%) C#
3 3 (13.04%) Python
4 1 (4.35%) Java
4 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.35%) Perl
4 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (52.17%) Degree
2 5 (21.74%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.35%) NDS
1 1 (4.35%) NetIQ eDirectory
1 1 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (4.35%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.35%) Xen
1 1 (4.35%) XenApp
1 1 (4.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (4.35%) Citrix
1 1 (4.35%) HP
1 1 (4.35%) Signiant
1 1 (4.35%) VMware
Dorset
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wimborne
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + pension, healthcare
Posted: 7 days ago
Poole
Computer Futures
Salary: Competitive Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Wimborne
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + pension, healthcare
Posted: 13 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Dorset
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Bournemouth
greywood
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + (Medical, Dental, 35 Hols)
Posted: 10 days ago
Poole
Spectrum IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 20 days ago